GERSHON-SHIMEN HORNFELD (1838-1906)
He was born in Brisk (Brest), Lithuania, and later lived in Sevastopol, Crimea, where he worked as a notary. He graduated from the Zhitomir rabbinical school and wrote pieces for Hebrew-language newspapers. He was the father of the Russian critic Arkady Gornfeld. He published in 1867 in Kol mevaser (Herald) a description of the Krymchaks. He died in Odessa.
Sources: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 1, cols. 537-38, 792; Entsiklopediya shel galuyot (Encyclopedia of the Diaspora), vol. 2 (Jerusalem-Tel Aviv, 1954), p. 294.
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